5 Games On The 2013-14 NBA Schedule You Don't Want To Miss[caption id="attachment_17570" align="aligncenter" width="410"] Gary Dineen / NBAE via Getty Images[/caption] The NBA has released the 2013-14 schedule which means that NBA fans worldwide can start planning their viewing options. Do we travel to see the games live? Do we want to go out and watch the game at a bar? Or do we stay home and log into NBA League Pass and watch as many games as possible all at once? However you choose to watch your NBA, make sure that you leave the following dates open. You will not want to miss these games! Chicago Bulls at Miami Heat - October 30, 2013 The feature game of the NBA's opening night trifecta has the reigning two-time NBA champion Miami Heat taking on the Chicago Bulls who are hoping to have a (finally) healthy Derrick Rose back on the court. The Bulls proved to everyone last season that they are a dangerous team without Rose, and it will be very interesting to see how they react to having the former MVP back in the lineup. Rose recently called himself the best player in the league right now. How will LeBron James respond to that statement? Chicago was part of the upper echelon of teams in the Eastern Conference and were poised to challenge Miami for supremacy before the Rose injury. If Rose is all the way back, this game could be one of the best games of the season. Memphis Grizzlies at Los Angeles Clippers - November 19, 2013 This has turned into one of the top rivalries in the NBA today, and it all started two years ago when the Clippers ousted Memphis from the playoffs in seven games. The Grizzlies exacted some revenge by knocking off the Clippers in six games this past postseason. Both teams have some new additions to their already impressive roster (J.J. Redick and Jared Dudley for Los Angeles; Mike Miller and Kosta Koufos for Memphis) but the biggest addition to this rivalry is on the Clippers' bench. Can Doc Rivers be the difference maker the Clippers are hoping for? This game will be a true test for Rivers and his team. Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers - December 11, 2013 This will be the first matchup between the two teams since their Eastern Conference Finals showdown. Indiana surprised quite a few people in getting to the conference finals and then pushing the Heat to a seventh game. They did all of that without the services of Danny Granger and also a very suspect bench. The Pacers revamped their bench, bringing in Chris Copeland, C.J. Watson and Luis Scola, and Granger should be back to add another weapon to the attack. But will it be enough to get them past Miami? The Heat know how to play with a target on their back and they will be looking to make a statement on Indiana's home court. Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder - December 30, 2013 Admit it, you thought I'd have the Rockets visiting the Lakers right? Well, sorry but you were wrong. I've got the Rockets versus the Thunder for a number of reasons. Of course there is the Dwight Howard factor. Everyone knows that he is more than capable of being the most dominant big man in the NBA today. It will be interesting to see how Howard helps the Rockets defend Kevin Durant. Of course there is the fact that James Harden will be returning to Oklahoma City for the first time this season. Harden exploded last year after his trade to Houston and proved to everyone that he is a superstar in the NBA. Thunder fans love Harden and it will be interesting to see how they react to him now that the Rockets are a real threat in the Western Conference. The main reason I picked this game as can't-miss is that I see this game as a revenge game. Many Thunder fans were not very happy when Patrick Beverley accidentally took out Russell Westbrook. Westbrook himself seemed a bit ticked off himself. You've got to believe that Russell has this game marked off on his calendar. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkYevpkhZYc This will be a highly entertaining game between two teams who could be battling it out at the top of the Western Conference for years to come. Brooklyn Nets at Boston Celtics - January 27, 2014 This game made the list not because it will be a great game. It will probably be the furthest thing from a great game. It made the list because it will be the homecoming for two of the greatest Celtics of the modern era. Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce lead the Celtics to their one and only NBA championship of the post-Larry Bird era. For that alone they will forever hold a special place in the heart of all Celtics fans. Add to the fact that neither of them really wanted to leave Boston and I'm expecting a tear-jerking opening ceremony. It will be very odd to see Pierce, and to a lesser extent Garnett, in any other uniform but the Celtic green. They will both be forever linked to Boston. But now that they are Brooklyn Nets players, expect to see them play their tails off looking for a win in Boston. - I cannot wait for the season to start, especially after writing this article. Only 83 more days to go!!! The NBA regular season has well over 1,000 games on the schedule. Which games do you think are can't miss?